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Jul 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
fbi. and bob costas will be with us to talk about the fallout. >>> nbc news exclusive, richard engel inside syria with survivors who lived to tell of an unimaginable day. >>> hidden risks. millions of american men have been using it to grow hair, but tonight an alert about propecia, serious side effects that could be permanent. >>> and rock of ages. they've been playing hard since jfk was in the white house. tonight mick and keith and company actually take time to reflect on 50 years as the stones. "nightly news" begins now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. penn state may never ever recover from this. in case you had any doubt about the impact of the child sex abuse scandal that's enveloped one of the once great names in college sports, today made it crystal clear when the report came out from louis freeh, former head of the fbi, saying some powerful campus leaders showed a total and consistent disregard for abuse victims while protecting other big names on campus versus the rights of p
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Jul 24, 2012 11:00am EDT
mcgrath is live on the scene now. megan, what can you tell us about what's going on? >> well, barbara, decatur street is shut down here in the area of the rail tracks here. take a look behind me. you can see the crews still here on the scene. let's look at the chopper video. some pretty dramatic vilss to show you here of this suv that got in the way of this train. the train was heading northbound on the tracks. it's a csx train, a freight train and for whatever reason this suv got on to the tracks. the train, fortunately, was going rather slowly, tried to stop. it did impact, it did strike the suv and we're told that it dragged the vehicle about 30 feet up the tracks until it came to a complete stop. now, there was a woman behind the wheel, she's in her 30s. that's all we know about her identity. we're told that she has serious injuries, but that she is expected to live. now, exactly what was going on at the time this all happened. you can see that the lights here are flashing at this crossing here. exactly how this, the two came into this path of collision, that's still part of the i
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Jul 25, 2012 2:05am EDT
showed her -- now she is apparently in scotland. in her concert she uses fake guns as props. >> right. during one of the numbers. >> okay. this isn't actually from her concert but this is the idea of what she does. >> not just her, but it's her backup singers. >> right. i guess the concert organizers asked her in light of what happened in colorado and other things not to use the fake weaponry. >> out of respect for the victims of the massacre. >> yes. and we have a quote from somebody. >> we don't believe it was from liz, her official -- >> but a member of the staff told the huffington post -- her entire career she has fought against people telling her what she can and cannot do and she is not going to start listening to them now. >> so we'd love to know what you think. >> they say it's part of her art. >> i understand the whole artistic concept that you want freedom, but at the same time we are all on this planet together. she talks a lot about peace and talks about through her kabala loving one another. sometimes you have to put your own personal will down for the greater good of th
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Jul 26, 2012 10:00pm EDT
? >> i do have a cell phone. >> and tom brokaw tells us about billy fisk, an american olympic champion with a lot of fans here in great britain because of something he did during the darkest hours of world war ii. >>> also tonight, a week after the tragedy in colorado, the lessons that a terrible massacre might have taught us all. >> at the end of this, this could be hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions of dollars. >> for one patient? >> for one patient. >> that and more as "rock center" gets under way from london. good evening. we are coming to you tonight from tower bridge in london as we prepare to cover the start of the summer olympic games. our preview begins a bit later on in this hour because we begin back home tonight with the tragedy that americans just can't shake -- the awful massacre at that movie theater in aurora, colorado. it was exactly a week ago tonight, in fact. 12 dead, 58 wounded and a dozen people are still in the hospital. and this is where the colorado tragedy merges with another story we have covered so much. many of the wounded there have no healt
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Jul 6, 2012 11:00am EDT
veronica johnson joins us with the first forecast. veronica another hot, humid, sticky day. >> we're seeing a north and northeasterly wind and that is allowing some of the dew point and moisture to start mixing out of here. as far as the temperatures go, today we started out slightly higher than we did yesterday. we failed to drop below 82 degrees and we missed the record high low temperature by 1 degree. 93 is where we are right now with a northeast wind, again, at 3 miles per hour. that dew point temperature 57 degrees and we're getting a little bit of a break now, i like that. but i still expect the actual air temperature to take us into the upper 90s to right around 100 degrees in many neighborhoods today. take a look. it's 88 right now in leesburg and 9d 3 in d.c. and 90 in culpeper and around new carrollton and the temperature currently 91 degrees. that heat index value, again, cooperating for right now. low to mid-90s currently and expect to see the air temperature top out, again, right near 100 degrees. feels like later today, 105. could be excessive and could get worse befor
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Jul 13, 2012 4:00pm EDT
commonwealth used to be reliably republican, but virginia voted for mr. baum in the last election and he wants to keep it that way. republican candidate mitt romney is countering while raising some doubts among the military. here's steve handelsman. >> president obama is campaigning for two days in virginia where he made history in 2008. the first democrat to win virginia in generations. if he does it again this year he could lose swing states like florida and ohio and still win re-election and he demanded tax breaks could be the same for everyone except the wealthy. >> the republicans disagree with me on this and mr. romney disagrees with me on this. if you say you want to bring down the deficit, but you're not willing to let tax cuts lapse for the top 2%, it tells me you're not serious about deficit reduction. >> to help the president, former president clinton pressured mitt romney to release tax returns that might show romney shielded income overseas. >> the voters cannic ma up their own mind about whether they think it's a good thing to -- for a person who wants to be president to
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Jul 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
-40s. his cab, a minivan, has the words blue bird taxi car company written on the side. police tell us the driver picked up the man at the new carrollton metro station. the man instructed the driver to take him to cooper lane elementary school known as cooper lane academy. the school open and the parking lot was empty and the driver sensed it may have been a robbery. >> the suspect then asked the driver to take him and the cab driver refused. the suspect pulled a hand dpun and shot the cab driver in his lower extremities. he has been transported to a local hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. >> reporter: police have only a vague description of the suspect. he's a black man in his 20s, that he was wearing khaki pants and had a full beard. they're asking cab drivers particularly at the new carrollton metro station to keep an eye out for him. reporting from landover, jackie bensen, news 4. >> jackie, thank you. four people charged of sexual assault. police tell us it happened at a house on hamway drive last month. pat collins spoke with neighbors and a relative of the suspects. >>
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Jul 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
right to a preliminary hear. that's the time that they will most lickly use to prepare what is most likely an insanity plea. >> he had a persona of evilness to him, but he looked very sane to me. >> his fate could ultimately hinge on how holmes looks to court-appointed doctors in this emotional high-profile case. along with the 140 murder or attempted murder charges in the case, prosecutors have also charged holmes with criminal violence and possession of explosives, the latter centers on that cache of bombs pulled from his apartment. live in centennial, colorado. jay gray, news4. >>> the woman who snatched a newborn from a new york hospital and then raised that child as her own, she will be spending the next 12 years in prison, a judge sensed her today. she admitted she stolle the 3-week-old girl in 1987. the girl's birth mother wanted her sentenced to 23 years, the exact amount of time her daughter was gone. the girl solved her own missing person's case after seeing her own picture on the center for missing and exploited children's website. >>> new information about the number of
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Jul 2, 2012 3:05am EDT
with than the big ones >>> my gut was wrenching. i said he is going to kill us all tonight. >> what if you were married to a monster? >> don't know that fear, nobody knows that fear unless you're living in it. >> held prisoner by a secret. >> you do not tell anybody. and if you ever do, i will kill you. >> your children in danger. >> my shirt was ripped. i was sweating like crazy. i couldn't breathe. i was afraid to look back. >> tonight, a family faces something evil. >> i have done things that are bad. i have things to hide. >> have you ever killed anyone? >> yes. >> could you do what they did? >> this is the moment, this is the one time, the one chance you have to do something. >> this would be a day of reckoning. >>> welcome to "dateline," everyone, i'm lester holt. imagine living in fear right under your own roof. the woman at the center of tonight's story could be any wife and mom and she was in danger. telling the truth could set her free, but it could also cost her life. an impossible choice, till she saw the surprise bravery of her young daughter. here's amy robach. >> reporte
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Jul 5, 2012 2:05am EDT
. >> i will say -- >> the first? >> no. the one we ended up using. >> i don't think she did any of them. >> i'll say true. >> i'll say false. the answer is false. betsy ross did not sew nor design the first flag. >> francis hopkinson of new jersey, one of the signers of the declaration of independence. that shows you, if you don't get stuff right early on, the internet gets stuff and gets going and you never know the truth. >> this was before the internet. >> poor florence! >> you want to play dirty, let's go. >> true or false, in the 180 1800s -- you know when that was. >> i've been told by frank. go ahead. >> commercial advertisements were allowed to be printed on the american flag. >> that has to be false. i bet it's true. >> i'm going with true. >> until 1905? >> you could advertise on the flag. >> that seems like defamation to me. >> american flags with only 13 stars are still considered official american flags. i will go with true because i know it's false. what's the answer? true. >> oh, hoda, you're hot today. >> 13 star flags have been in use since 1777. >> why? >> i don't
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Jul 1, 2012 5:30am EDT
the dispatcher on the way. >> en route they told us the baby had already been delivered. when we were pulling out, they said the head is showing. >> yes, i was. i was very happy to see them. at that point i don't think i could have made it to my car. >> reporter: baby richard has become somebody of a celebrity here at united medical center. everybody wants to hear the story of how he came into the world. jackie bensen, news4. >>> with the help of hero daddy. >>> well, what's the truth about grilled foods and cancer? still ahead on news4 this week, we debunk the myths about your favorite summertime foods. and why one man who's heifer in a sip of alcohol in his life is hoping that red wine can hold the key to curing his alzheimer' our cloud is not soft and fluffy. our cloud is made of bedrock. concrete. and steel. our cloud is the smartest brains combating the latest security threats. it spans oceans, stretches continents. and is scalable as far as the mind can see. our cloud is the cloud other clouds look up to. welcome to the uppernet. >>> a $10 million grant is going to help connect
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Jul 22, 2012 10:00am EDT
he is going to win in new year's eve. but he may be right on time to use some summer to try to disqualify mitt romney as a guy whose business expertise came at the expense of regular americans. is the obama plan working? we won't know until november. and finally, you betcha, the romney runninging make looks to be a safe choice, no sarah palin this time. any chance that goes safe is an overreaction. the bland leading the bland. i'm chuck todd. chris matthews is off this week. welcome to the show. with us today, dan rather, gloria borger, kathleen parker and david ignatius. first up, the tragedy in denver came at the end of a week that was notable for how small and petty the campaign was getting and only seemed to highlight the smallness. dan, look, you have been through a lot of these rodeos. looking back at the last week of politics, it was awful. and then friday happens and all the campaigns started acting responsibly again. >> but that won't last long. this does perspective, this puts this into perspective. it signals to us once again just how bland and mostly irrelevant the
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Jul 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
not the trivial things which so often consume us and our daily lives. ultimately it's how we choose to treat one another. and how we love one another. >> this is a time for each of us to look into our hearts and remember how much we love one another. and how much we love and how much we care for our great country. there's so much love and goodness in the heart of america. >> mitt romney's rally in new hampshire was his only scheduled event today. president obama cut short his visit to florida. and returned to the white house. he also ordered the federal government to lower all american flags to half-staff as a mark of respect for the shooting victims. >>> if you're planning to go to the movies tonight or this weekend you can expect to see extra police officers around. local police departments are beefing up patrols as a precaution against possible copycat crimes. news 4 steve wilkos is at the regal theater in germantown with more on security measures and reaction from people who didn't let the shooting keep them way from theaters today. >> reporter: it's obvious that no one attending t
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Jul 11, 2012 4:00pm EDT
quite warm. the dew point is at 61, so a comfortable warmth for us. again with a few clouds over the last couple hours. where do we go from here? your forecast a warm one for us this evening, down to 83 by 9:00 p.m., 78 degrees by 11:00 p.m. so we're going to be looking at a pretty nice start to the day tomorrow. we'll take a look at tomorrow. what looks like rising temperatures as we head through the weekend? we'll detail those with the seven-day forecast in just a couple minutes. >>> we have breaking news this afternoon. d.c. counsel 8 member atlarge dave katanya has told news4 he's calling on mayor gray to resign. he's the first official to call for the mayor to step down. yesterday prosecutors laid out in court for the first time details about a $650,000 shadow campaign was run to help elect gray in 2010. gray's longtime friend jeannie harris pleaded guilty to operating the scheme that was run off the books and separate from gray's official campaign. gray addressed the media today, but declined to comment about the investigation itself. he did say that he has no plans to step dow
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Jul 21, 2012 6:30pm EDT
the shotgun is widely used by $0 hunters. only the semiautomatic rifle is restricted. five states ban it's sale, new york, new jersey, connecticut and massachusetts, california is the 5th. both the rival and the 100 magazine found at the scene would have been illegal under the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. >> members of congress and ledge laters across this country should not be afraid of the nra and should be standing up to say we are going to do something you still have a right to own a gun but we can help people. defenders of gun rights say this will not end mass shooters. >> putting restrictions on the law-abiding wouldn't have much impact in this case. >> officials say the weapons used in friday's shooting were purchased legally starting in may and ending in two weeks ago in gun stores in the denver area. >> even the rumor on restrictions caused a run on am nation weeks ago. a powerful reminder of why congress is unlikely to do anything. >> still ahead as we continue on this saturday. stepped up security at theaters across the country amid a lot of jittery nerves.
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Jul 22, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. kate snow has been on the scene since friday and she joins us to lead our coverage of the theater shooting. good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you lester from aurora, colorado where the investigation into the suspect james holmes has taken several new turns but tonight this focus here in this field behind me where a vigil is being held is on the victims. 12 people killed, 58 more wounded. 24 remain in the hospital, nine of them in critical condition. tonight the president is mourning along with the families who suffered overwhelming loss. miguel, good evening. >> the president has arrived here in aurora to meet with first responders and the victims. the vigils here are growing larger as the community comes together. >> reporter: on a day of prayer and reflection a community torn apart by violence comes together. >> lots of us, maybe all of us, keep asking why. >> reporter: today they remember the victims. >> john larimer. >> eventually you get the spirit to move on but we'll never forget. >> reporter: in texas jessica ghawi's parents are grieving. >> no parent should go th
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Jul 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
far better off if you come to us on. >> again, council member david catania, the mayor says he's not resigning. jim and wendy? >> thank you, tom. >>> d.c. residents are flooded out and fuming tonight. they're cleaning up from last night's storms which sent water spewing into basements and into their cars. firefighters had to push some cars to safety. now some residents say the city could have done more to keep floodwaters out of their houses. richard gordon has more. >> reporter: it also created a health hazard, because the water that was filling these streets contained sewage. they typically clean out the drains at least once a year. when they know a storm is coming, they like to make sure they're cleaned out. however, as you can tell by the restoration crews, there was a lot of flooding. that means there was not enough warnings. d.c. residents cleaning up after a storm brought up what should have stayed down. the homes off rhode island affidavit and first street northwest flooded, left with a nasty mess behind. the homes dried up and aired out now, but what happened here was no
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Jul 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
. they say the school has been closed for several years, but being used as a storage facility for the city and school system. out here a little while ago securing the building, locking up a couple of gates that had to be broken through by firefighters. the cause of the blaze right now is under investigation. live in northeast washington, melissa why mollet, back to you. >>> montgomery county police are searching for the man who sexual eye assaulted a 21-year-old woman in a wooded area near headley farm drive. the woman was walking her dog at the time. >>> today, president obama's health care law will face its next test. a live look at capitol hill here. that is where house republicans are sponsoring three hearings on the law today. one hearing will focus on the reforms's impact on doctors and patients. another will examine the individual mandate as a tax. and the third will look at the law's impact on the economy and job correction. the house plans to hold a symbolic vote to repeal the law sometime this week. >> it will be a busy day for the d.c. up council. members have a full plate
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Jul 24, 2012 5:00pm EDT
hospital in washington, where later, he was pronounced dead. using special protective gear, police spent some time searching the house, looking for clues. this investigation went on for nine months. there was a grand jury involved. lutski arrested and charged yesterday with child abuse and murder. back on lakewood drive today, reaction from neighbors. >> it's terrible. i mean, very hard to understand. i had four kids. i can't understand why somebody would treat a child like that. >> you can imagine what this has done to the williams family. when this happened, i remember talking by phone to a relative of the little boy. >> just feels like a nightmare. it feels like a bad dream i'm waiting too wake up from. he was a playful little kid. you know, very sweet young baby. >> reporter: why did this investigation take so long? >> the investigation required resources from inside and outside the department. so, it made the investigation more complex, took a little bit longer. >> reporter: suspect lutski is said to be a close friend of the little boy's mother, so what could the motive be her
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Jul 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
in time. it even hit some of us. >> reporter: the winds picked up the roof and tossed it on the wood frame house about 100 yards away. the damage is extensive and will take weeks, if not months, to repair. >> it was terrible. it looked like the whole end of the house was coming in. it was the building trying to get into my building. >> reporter: coming up on news4 at 6:00, we'll faulk to a woman who was inside this being when this storm blew through and the dare,moments when she lost sight of her young daughter. reporting from fredericksburg, jaxxie benson, news4. >>> it's the calm after the day and break from the heat. doug, we are feeling that change. that major change late last night. that coffee was the same coffee that produced all that severe weather we saw yesterday. most of maryland, however, at least north of d.c., did not see anything at all. but here's that one storm. waffle this storm come together right over fredericksburg and move on down quickly to the south and east. behind it, this is what we're dealing with. this is the last couple hours, all the severe weather is d
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Jul 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
gonzalez is on the scene now with more on this story. erika? >> hey, jim, initially, police told us this started off about 2:45, 3:00 this afternoon as two suspicious deaths and they are telling us they are now investigating this as a murder/suicide. now, all was quiet here until a couple minutes ago we saw a tow truck come into the parking lot on the 4500 block of 31st street south. tow truck comes in, pulls away a gray toyota corolla and a police officer put something in a brown paper bag band put that in his patrol car. now, detectives on the scene are not telling us much. neighbors are not even tell us that they heard any type of gunshots or any type of yelling. what we do know is that police are investigating on the third level of these apartments behind us. neighbors said that this is a really quiet neighborhood. they have yet to hear anything. what we do know about the two individuals is it is a man it is a woman. this confirmed by arlington police. 30-year-old hispanics, not sure of the type of relationship that was there. but again, a relative of the two hispanics walked in
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Jul 15, 2012 9:00am EDT
train service. so thank god they have cabs and buses that are still running but for us that are relying on the train system, that puts a damper in our day. >> reporter: so technicians are now working to see if they can solve this problem and hopefully it won't happen again during rush hour. it could have a lot more of an effect. >> all right. thanks. >>> metro's computer glitch comes as the transit agency does track work this weekend. on the blue and yellow lines, reagan national and crystal city's metro stations are closed. buses are replacing trains between braddock road and pentagon city. trains are single tracking on the red, green and orange lines. all service is scheduled to be back to normal by tomorrow morning. >>> and falls church is investigating a possible murder/suicide. crews were called out last night and they found two men dead. one of them from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. if you have any information, please call falls church police. >>> also new this morning, one man is dead in a bizarre armed robbery in prince georges county. police say it started out when three mas
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Jul 29, 2012 12:00am EDT
. >> thank you, queen. for allowing us to play. >> reporter: the u.s. women's soccer team advanced and the men's gymnastics team qualified. they're on top for now. so here's where we stand now in the medal count. five medals for the united states. overall, tied with italy, and just one behind china. from london, tracie potts, news 4. >> here's some of what you can look forward to on nbc primetime tomorrow night. u.s. women's gymnastics begins their quest for gold including virginia native gabby douglas. swimming, american men are expected to dominate in the 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay. in diving, women's synchronized spring board medals will be decided. >>> turning now to the weather. not exactly a winner today. it was hot and stormy. what about tomorrow? meteorologist chuck bell is joining us life in the storm center 4. hi, chuck. >> hi there, jim, good evening too you. good evening, everybody. now an early good morning on your sunday at 12:03. after a very stormy day today, things are settling down tonight. there are still flashes of lightning to be seen in the northern sky from the wa
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Jul 22, 2012 5:30am EDT
responders use during 911 calls. users can include information about addresses, phone numbers, medical conditions, family members, even information about their pets. the city's fire and ems chief says it will be extremely helpful in those panic situations that come up. the new service is free it is and available in 34 different languages. smart 911.com. >>> it has caused frustration and outrage according to the police department and now an officer has been placed on desk duty for allegedly about shooting first lady michelle obama. here's more on the fallout. >> reporter: the secret service is investigating. sources told me an officer overheard the comment and told a lieutenant in the department. the d.c. police officer is in hot water for allegedly threatening first lady michelle obama. according to secret service, it was made during wednesday morning's roll call. it handles presidential and dignitary motorcades. the d.c. police chief will me, there is conflicting information about what the officer said. internal affairs will get to the bottom of it. according to the "washington post,"
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Jul 31, 2012 12:00am EDT
resume using breathalyzer machines to test blood alcohol levels. problems with reliability of machines has been fixed. >> it's going the be scientifically administers as opposed to lay people responsible for breast testing. >> reporter: reaction to the testifier laws? >> that incentive is the financial incentive. but it will be a deterrent. >> you are putting others at risk. if you take that risk you should have a harsher punishment. >> reporter: there are tougher penalties for repeat offenders. jim rosenfield, news4. jim and wendy? >>> it has been a calm night outside in the atmosphere but the threat of thunderstorms will be intensifying this week. doug is tracking the changes. >> we are looking a at beautiful night right now. currently at 79 degrees. winds out of the southeast at 8 miles an hour. it is gorgeous out there right now. we had couple of thundershowers and thunderstorms that developed during the day today. just a few left over in the blue ridge. but over the next couple days that threat is going to be on the increase. i'll show you when we have the best chance for storms p
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Jul 17, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. >> we use corn as a feed for livestock. as a feed for poultry. when the price of corn goes up, that pushes up the price of just about everything that we buy at the supermarket. >> reporter: and lots of other corn products we buy too, from crayons to car tires to shampoo and make-up. the consumer will pay the price. >> at this particular time, with a weak economy, a weak job market and weak wage gains, any increase in prices, something that's going to hurt more than it normally would. >> reporter: for now, life on the farms of america's heartland is just plain tough. life for many farmers as they sit and watch their crops dry up, all they can do is look to the heavens and pray for rain. brian, for many of them, rain just isn't coming. >> what a sad story there for those family farms, kevin tibbles in waterloo, iowa tonight. >>> for more on the worst of it, where it's headed next, eric fisher is with us from washington, d.c., tonight whereby the way, the temperature reached a high this afternoon of 101. eric, good evening. >> reporter: at the risk of sounding like a broken recor
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Jul 12, 2012 11:00am EDT
investigation into how money was spent and used during the 2010 campaign for mayor vincent gray. "the washington post" is now reporting that in january of this year, the mayor knew that associates spent money on behalf of his campaign that was not properly reported. according to "the post" a source close to the investigation says that gray met with jean clark harris, the public relations consultant she had an illegal campaign on gray's behalf. now, the associated press is reporting that campaign workers who worked for gray's 2010 campaign that day laborers were routinely paid $100 in cash, twice the legal limit. now, three people associated with gray's campaign have pleaded guilty to federal charges associated with illegal campaigning practices. three of gray's fellow council members are calling for his resignation, that includes david katania and bouser of ward 4. all of them are saying that the mayor is responsible for the corruption already uncovered since it was his campaign. after months of silence, the mayor spoke for the first time about the investigation during a press c
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Jul 23, 2012 6:00am EDT
a father and husband. >> i think the reason stories like this have such an impact on us is because we can all understand what it would be to have somebody that we love taken from us in this fashion. >> stay with us for updates throughout the day from colorado. ahead at 6:30, a live report and a closer look at some of the victims and the unborn baby who could become the youngest survivor. >>> president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney pulled ads in light of the tragedy in colorado. today the president will hold fund-raisers in reno, nevada and california's bay area. mitt romney was in the bay area sunday. he'll travel overseas later this week. >>> new this morning, police looking for a man who stabbed another man during a carjacking in montgomery county. this happened overnight in the 2000 -- rather the 20,500 block of fifth avenue. the victim taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. police say they knew the man who stabbed him. >>> this morning there are new allegations against d.c. mayor vincent gray's 2010 campaign. "the washington post" is
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Jul 23, 2012 4:00pm EDT
campaign events. stay with us for updates all day from colorado coming up at 4:30, an investigation into just how easy it is for someone to get their hands on the type of weapon used in the shooting. pat? >> crippling sanctions against penn state today in the wake of the jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal and subsequent coverup. the ncaa slapped the school with a hefty $60 million fine, stripped the school of 14 years of winning, stripping away joe paterno's title as the winningest division 1 coach of all time. the team is also banned from postseason games for four years and has a four-year scholarship cap. while the ncaa came down hard on penn state, it wasn't the so-called death penalty some expected. chris pallone has our story. >> reporter: it's a devastating blow to a once untarnished football program. ncaa president mark emrick says that's exactly what needed in a place where football caused powerful people to cover up the sexual abuse of young boys. >> no matter what we do here today, there's no action we can take that will remove their pain and anguish. what we can do is impose san
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Jul 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> penn state always has a great crowd. they come in and give us a great business. hopefully they skill come in and have the school spirit. >> reporter: some people who didn't go to penn state feel today's sanctions are justified. others say it punishes current stew departments and athletes there. >> the school is being punished and you're part of that punishment and you had no control over it. >> reporter: what is your reaction to the sanctions against penn state university. >> i think they were justified mainly because of the extreme money thrown around in college sports which is a corrupting influence. >> now, just before the start of the new football season, penn state players will each have to decide whether to stay and play for the it inially any lions or transfer to another school and play for another team. brack to you. >>> virginia is asking for federal disaster assistance after the powerful storm that killed 15 people and left more than a million others without power. state and local governments spent $27.5 million recovering from the storm at the end of june. that doesn't inc
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Jul 6, 2012 2:05am EDT
may be taking the rest of the week off and hanging out with us. we hope that you are and enjoying yourself. >> we are cranky. >> everyone is heading back to work. we found some interesting statistics and information you all should know about. >> we want to make you as cranky about as we are. >> join us. traffic noise is linked to heart attacks. something to worry about if you live in the city like new york or wherever. a study says people who live with loud sounds of traffic noise near their home had a higher risk of heart attack. >> for every 10 decibel increase there was a 12% higher risk of heart attacks. if there is a gazillion decibels, you're maybe 1% closer to having a heart attack? it's exponential, i thought. >> don't confuse me with fancy words. i think there is probably a lot of stress where you live. i live in new york. on the corner where i am. >>> we share the same building. >> we do. you're way up on the something floor and i'm down on the floor. >> i like living above people. >> of course you do. there is a hospital. >> not on my side. >> you hear ambulances. but i
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Jul 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
inches longer than his car. can he do it again? he'll attempt the record setting stunt for us live tuesday, july he'll attempt the record setting stunt for us live tuesday, july 3rd, 2012. caions paid for bynbn >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and we should tell our crowd on the plaza not to worry. he's not going to try this stunt right here but at a facility safe in new jersey. good morning again to you. i'm natalie morales. >> i'm willie geist. we'll be watching safely from here. >>> power crews from all over the country fanned out across the midwest state hit hardest by those storms where relief cannot come soon enough for weary homeowners. >> unfortunately looks like more than a million people will be without power until the end of the week. the weather is not cooperating. heat warnings are posted in 16 states. we'll have the latest and a first look at your fourth of july forecast. >>> also ahead this morning, the latest on the college student viciously mauled by chimpanzees in south africa. the two chimps involved and
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Jul 26, 2012 11:00am EDT
later. storm 4 meteorologist tom kierein joins us with the first forecast for midday. hey, tom. >> hey, barbara, good morning. we also had the humidity returning this morning, but one thing, the cloud cover we had has kept the heat down. the cloud cover coming from a cluster of thundershowers that came through. now, this is what it looked like at 7:00 this morning. they were producing thunder and lightning out of the mountains and rolled and moved north of the metro area and dissipated. pretty much dissipating over northeast maryland and still clouds over the metro area, but cloud cover is breaking up and off to our west, lots of sunshine. as that sun continues to break out around our region here over the next couple of hours, our temperatures will climb quickly. right now, just past 11:00, 83 at reagan national. we're near 90, though, from fredericksburg over to charlo e charlottesville and that area they could easily get up to 100 later this afternoon. around the metro area, we might not make it to 100. but heat advisory in effect from noon to 8:00 p.m. and the heat index tha
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Jul 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
bensen joins us live. >> reporter: workers at this facility have been told not to talk to reporters, but people in this office park are clearly shaken by news of this threat. he said he was the joker. >> no, that's the guy in colorado. >> reporter: he's a copycat. >> oh, oh, okay. life does get interesting, but i'm not here all the time. >> i don't know what this world is coming to. >> reporter: this nondescript office park in capitol heights maryland is a target of a mass shooting threat by neal prescott, but the dough workers who he allegedly made the threat to -- the suspect arrested was an employee of a subcontractor to pitney-bowes. at pitney-bowes we have clear security protocols. when we had concerns, we contacted authorities. the suspect has not been on any pitney-bowes property for more than four months. the facility prescott allegedly threatened to shoot up is also home to the tabernacle of praise and worship church. they're getting ready for a youth prayer meeting tonight. >> people are having a hard time dealing with issues of anger and accepting the fact that some things hav
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Jul 31, 2012 5:00pm EDT
and make it so that phil's got to hit on two. >> rogers and dalhausser tells us they weren't comfortable doing that in beijing. but they felt more comfortable doing it here. they've worked on it, as kevin detailed. and herrera looks completely spent. 18-12. i'm sure he's thinking now, save my energy. let's get it to that third and final set, and i'll try to trcrk it up and maybe we can surprise them in the third set. dalhausser blocks it. gavira cuts it. >> gavira is such a fun player to watch. he did not play volleyball growing up. he was actually a junior champion bochycalled pancake. a game they use iron balls to hit a smaller ball. much like bochy ball. at 17 he was the second ranked player in all of spain. someone asked him one time, what is it like playing with herrera? he said it's an honor to play with him. but it should be an honor to play with me because i will make him the vice president of patanke. vice president. 19-13. the americans have played a much better second set. first set was disaster. give spain credit. they came out and surprised the americans. rogers
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Jul 17, 2012 2:05am EDT
at 9:00 like decent people do. frank and i are in our jammies, bambino in between us and out. 9:00, baby. >> you know what? >> we'll live longer. frank is going to be 82 one month from today. he looks better than men half his age. >> he does look great. >> his night-night time. >> you guys go to bed at 9:00. >> you go to bed 8:30. >> i love going to bed. i'm so happy to crawl into bed at night. it's one of my favorite times. >> getting under the covers, going to bed. even when it's still a little light out. >> it wasn't last night. we get up early, all right? i love adele, but last summer there was somebody's birthday party in our neighborhood and it was adele singing the same freaking song, "rolling in the deep." i'm going to roll in the deep. somebody's going to roll. it was like 3:00 in the morning. i guess somebody called the police. nobody came. finally you go, really? i love adele, but let's hear it once or twice, not all freaking night long. ♪ i could have had it all ♪ rolling in the deep >> i like it at 10:00 in the morning. >> there is a big shake-up at "american idol.
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Jul 9, 2012 2:05am EDT
nightmare or their proudest moment. we found moms and dads who agreed to let us videotape their teens as they face those critical choice. >> very nervous. >> like will they be able to resist the powerful urge to pick up their phones while driving? >> i'm expect egg the worst and hoping for the best. >> in 2009, 16% of fatal crashes involving teenagers were caused by distracted driving. many teens were distracted by cell phones. it's our first test tonight. we'll be following four teens who have recently got their driver's licenses. and thanks to their insurance company, american family, have also just had a special camera installed in their cars called a drive cam. if they make any risky driving maneuvers, like these scary scenes collected by drive cam, it will be caught on tape. here, a teen, basis texting, swerves off the road and takes out a mailbox. will the camera catch them on their phones, like this teen? >> oh [ bleep ]. >> or like this girl, so dangerously distracted by her phone that she runs off the road? [ screaming ] luckily, no one was seriously hurt. >> as parents, we have
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Jul 10, 2012 7:00pm EDT
we don't address the problems early enough, the problems would be too big for us to solve with simple solutions and drastic measures will come. >> reporter: a scranton public works employee says he's already taken drastic action after watching his pay drop from $900 every two with weeks to $340 last payday. >> we bust our chops every day. you kind of just expect the pay. you expect your wages. this is something that shouldn't happen to anybody. >> reporter: the mayor says he just has no other option. he's proposes a 78% property tax hike over the next four yes. something people just don't want to hear about. brian? >> ron allen starting us off tonight in scranton, pennsylvania. as we mentioned, this tough economy is what was on voter's minds today. as both president obama and mitt romney campaigned in key battlegrounds. white house correspondent kristen welker with us tonight traveling with the president. cedar rapids, iowa. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, brian. states like iowa and colorado will make all the difference in november. in the meantime, th
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Jul 16, 2012 7:00pm EDT
? >> kevin tibbles, walker, iowa to start us off tonight. kevin, thanks. >>> another side effect of the widespread drought has been the terrible wildfire season so far. in northern california 12 firefighters were injured battling a big fire burning across steep and rugged terrain there. and for people living in areas where the wildfires have already charred the surrounding landscape, there is another danger to worry about now and that's flash floods. our report from nbc's miguel almaguer. >> reporter: the most destructive wildfire in colorado history scorched 28 square miles. >> obviously rock 'n' rolled through here. killed all the trees, all the vegetation. >> reporter: and it destroyed nearly 350 homes. >> we're very fortunate. >> reporter: rory's house was spared. now he is preparing for the next disaster -- flash flooding and mud slides. >> it's going to go on for years. >> reporter: these hillside homes sit surrounded by acre after acre of blackened dirt. >> this is like having a sheet of wax paper and it is below the surface as well. >> reporter: the burned area emergency respons
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Jul 23, 2012 6:00pm EDT
said he wants other schools to use this as a gut check to make thur sure they're putting football in the proper perspecti perspective. it's not the dreaded death penalty shutting down football entirely, but some say it might be worse. penn state football will be banned from bowl games and any other postseason play for four years. >> reporter: the ncaa hammered penn state university for former administrators and joe paterno's role in reckless disregard in dealing with reports of jerry sandusky's sexual abuse. >> one of the grave dangers stemming from our love of sports is that the sports themselves can become too big to fail, too big to even challenge. >> reporter: the school is compelled to pay a $60 million fine to endow a fund to prevent child sexual abuse. it will loose ten football scholarships for four years and banned from postseason play. the football team will have its wins from 1998 through last year vacated, knocking paterno from his perch as the winningest and most revered coach just a day after the statue was removed in his honor. >> the penn state case has shaken our mos
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Jul 17, 2012 7:00am EDT
, mitt romney has used every trick in the book. >> reporter: romney's aides insist americans aren't focused on his tax returns or tenure at bain. even the candidate's singing hit a sour note, becoming a point of contention. both candidates at times delighted their audience by singing. >> you know that song? ♪ obeautiful for spacious skies ♪ ♪ i'm so in love with you >> reporter: both sides mocking the other in political attack ads. ♪ i'm so in love with you >> reporter: the latest, the romney campaign with this web video accusing the president of showing more love for wealthy donors than middle class families. ♪ obeautiful for spacious skies ♪ >> reporter: that follows this ad from the obama camp hitting romney's jobs record. ♪ above the fruited plains >> reporter: ultimately voters will be the judge. it's hardly a scene from "the voice." the intrigue is growing around what may be romney's most important decision, matt, before election day. who he picks as running mate. there's a lot of speculation a pick could be announced as early as this week. among the front-runner
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Jul 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
of them with us along with a big crowd of fans. >> you get the feeling the olympic park is now open to the public, if you missed that. the swimmers are dominating, winning eight medals in the first two days. gold was won by dana vollmer. savannah was there and got her reaction after the race. that had to be exciting. >> yes. my voice is hoarse from screaming so loud. she did so great, broke a world record. we'll catch up with her. and the men's gymnastics team have never won team all-around in a nonboycotted games. they are entering tonight in first place. and that surprise drama on the women's side with jordyn wieber is coming up. >> also, a woman you may have seen during the opening ceremony making headlines worldwide. we are not talking about the queen, but the mustry woman who crashed the parade of nations walking right alongside the indian flag bearer. details on who she is and how she ended up in the stadium that night. >> and later on, if there were a gold medal for humiliation, we'll know who won it. today at the track to try the olympic sport of race walking. maybe you thin
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Jul 14, 2012 9:00am EDT
attacking come any charging he used legal -- >> the overwhelming majority, i mean like the 99.5% of my investments are in u.s. enterprises. >> it propertied romney to give rare one-on-one interviews, but not release more taxes. >> i'm focused on what it takes to get this economy going. i understand that the bausm campaign will do what was said by them early on which is to "kill romney." >> earlier, romney charged in a letter to the president, that your insistence on slashing our military spending could shoutute door on jobs. a tough fight for the state that could be key in november. >> the president is ahead by a bit. today's national poll finds romney falling behind the president on the issue of who would be best on the economy. from washington, nbc. >> the next public appearance for romney is scheduled for tuesday, he'll be in pennsylvania, a key battleground state in november. and romney's biggest opponent is now stepping out for him. rick santorum is holding the first mor mall campaign today. santorum said he would be willing to support romney, but there has not been much contact b
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Jul 22, 2012 7:00pm EDT
used to say i was the lucky one. i had the fun parents. where's the fun now? night guys! [ sighs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] venza. from toyota. sleep in my contacts. [ male announcer ] venza. relax... air optix® night & day aqua contact lenses are approved for up to 30 days and nights of continuous wear, so it's okay to sleep in them. visit airoptix.com for a free 1-month trial. send a note stay informed catch a show. make your point make a memory make a masterpiece. read something watch something and learn something. do it all more beautifully, with the retina display on ipad. ♪ >> since the first word of the massacre in aurora, we've been hearing the steady voice of the city's police chief, daniel oates. he's a 21-year veteran of the new york city police department and also served four years as chief in ann arbor, michigan before coming to aurora seven years ago. i sat down with him earlier today. >> shooting at century theaters. 14300 east alameda avenue. they're saying someone is shooting in the auditorium. >> i want to go back to friday morning, just after midnight, first c
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Jul 24, 2012 7:00pm EDT
from the national institutes of health. could he have used that money to pay for his arsenal? no direct answer from the school. >> it's the national standard for supplying living stipends to ph.d. students so they can devote 100% of their effort to their research. >> reporter: he was devoting much of his effort elsewhere. he turned his apartment into a booby trapped killing zone. nbc news has confirmed he registered on at least one dating site. he called himself classic jim on match.com. said his soul penetrating eyes were his best feature. and he spends a lot of time thinking about the future. a question for possible matches, will you visit me in prison. after seeing him in court, one of the victim's fathers was emotional. >> he was one of the best sons any man could ever have. and i've been honored to know him. >> reporter: two items of upbeat news today. christian bale is in aurora visiting victims of the shooting. and early this morning, katie medley gave birth to hugo jackson, medley. no newborn photo. the hospital says mom and baby are doing great. mike taibbi, nbc news, centennia
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Jul 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
to cool us down. lookic at frederick, 100 degrees there, 102 in charlottesville, 95 in winchester, 94 in annapolis, 97 degrees toward e humidity has been on the low side the l.a. couple days. that's been a saving grace. if this is like it was last week, with the heat index close to 110, right now -- it could get up there as we make our way into tomorrow, especially into saturday. >>> storm4 radar right now, take a look at they storms. i wouldn't be surprised to see numerous trees down in the southwestern portions of virginia, also into portions of kentucky, tennessee as well as western portions of north carolina. then we look over here. this little system right here, and this is a little boundary that will try to make its way into our region. i'll show you what i'm talking about. one thing you notice, a few storms lining up on this boundary, and they're moving our way. we are going to see these move through here, probably later on this evening. in about three hours, they'll be into portions of frederick and montgomery county. it's 5:15, looking at about three hours from now, around 8:
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Jul 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
hov restrictions in montgomery county also suspended this morning. that means anybody can use it inside the beltway during the morning rush hour. want to check on the rest of the conditions. it's been a crazy weekend, danella. >> that's true. around still is true on the drive in, a lot of dark intersections. so if you're heading out to work early this morning please be aware of that. keep the intersections, four-way stop signs. i cannot tell you enough to please just be patient and use caution this morning because it is going to be a tricky commute. a lot of roads still flooded, a lot of trees still down, a lot of debris, especially in the right lanes and sometimes even in the left lanes. let's head over to earlier accidents. not too bad. i-95 this time northbound had a crash there blocking one of your lanes. right now it's now on the right shoulder lane. southbound at route 123, crash there was blocking three of your lanes, but again, it's moved to the shoulder lane and your travel lanes are open. going to be watching the roads for you all morning long. back in ten minutes with
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Jul 17, 2012 5:00am EDT
, it's us that work out here. [ michael ] we're on the forefront of revitalizing manufacturing. we're proving that it can be done here, and it can be done well. [ ilona ] i came to ge after the plant i was working at closed after 33 years. ge's giving me the chance to start back over. [ cindy ] there's construction workers everywhere. so what does that mean? it means work. it means work for more people. [ brian ] there's a bright future here, and there's a chance to get on the ground floor of something big, something that will bring us back. not only this company, but this country. ♪ >>> the fbi is joining an investigation this morning into how sewing needles got into turkey sandwiches on delta air line flights from amsterdam to the u.s. the airline says the needles were found in at least half dozen sandwiches on four flights sunday. one passenger one hurt but turned down medical treatment. >>> a flight from dulles was forced to turn around over the atlantic after dropping some 20,000 feet. the united airlines flight was on its what i to london on sunday. passengers say the plane di
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Jul 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
up at 6:15, david gregory joins us to about one name surfacing as a possible romney runningmate. >>> they called for mayor ins havent gray to resign because of the scandal are premature, attorney general says he's anxious to know the outcome of the probe. tom sherwood joins us with the latest on the story. >> the attorney general says the mayor is doing a good job of sticking to his job. >> this week, jeannie harris admitted her part in the $50,000 off the book shadow campaign to elect gray in 2010. and the lawyer won't let him talk opinion friday on the politics hour on wamu radio, d.c. attorney general weighed in on the scandal impact saying it does affect the running of the government. >> i can't say that this is not a distraction and is not the subject of water cooler discussions. he said the mayor is doing a good job. i have seen him up close and personal in dealing with governmental affairs and my judgment, this is an honest man who is doing a very good job as the mayor. >> reporter: now with three felony guilty pleas and more expected, the campaign scandal is raising ques
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